*Photo taken well before social distancing measures came into effect.
- Contact a GP and order repeat prescriptions online
- Guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus
- Mental health and wellbeing
- How to get food and other essential items
- Support for victims of domestic violence
Testing and self-isolating
- Find out about coronavirus testing
- Get a test if you have symptoms
- Get a test if you do not have symptoms
- Report a COVID-19 test result from a lateral flow test kit
- Book a test if you have a verification code
- Businesses: ordering workplace tests
- Households and bubbles of nursery children, school pupils, college students and staff: get rapid lateral flow tests
- Schools and further education providers: ordering tests
- Self-isolating: check if you can get a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment
- Self-isolating: stay at home if you think you have coronavirus
- NHS test and trace: what to do if you are contacted
Support for the elderly and medically vulnerable
West Midlands Combined Authority COVID-19 Support:
This platform has been created to coordinate offers and requests for support, bringing the community together in the fight against coronavirus.
Support for families who have children with disabilities
The Government has made available £37 million to support children with complex needs via the Family Fund. The multi-million-pound settlement will help low-income families with seriously ill or disabled children with the cost of equipment, goods or services. More information here.
Support for Dental Health
- NHS dentists will be able to start offering face to face care in their practices again from 8th June. Currently all face to face care is provided through urgent dental care centres. The goal is to resume the full range of care in practices as soon as it is safe for dentists and patients to do so.
General Medical Council advice for healthcare professionals
Specialist sector advice from trusted UK organisations
Whilst the overall NHS advice remains largely the same for all people a range of trusted UK charities provide excellent advice for specific subject areas and COVID-19 (coronavirus). This list will be updated as more information and advice is provided.
Support for Children and Families
Advice for people with asthma
Advice for people with cancer
Advice for people with cystic fibrosis
Advice for people with diabetes
Advice for people with heart or circulatory disease
Advice for people with lung conditions
Advice to help you stay mentally well
Page Last Updated: 17/03/20.